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Muslim Athletes Share `Eid Greetings

Several Muslim athletes have sent `Eid greetings to the 1.8 billion Muslims around the globe, commending their spirit of Islamic solidarity and religious devoutness. “Eid Mubarak to all my friends who celebrate. Bajram Serif Mubarek Oslun,” in both English and Bosnian, that’s how the Bosnian footballer Edin Džeko has greeted his fans on his official …

Why Did Egypt Goalkeeper Refuse Man of the Match Award?

MOSCOW – Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy refused his Man of the Match award, following his incredible display against Uruguay, as the award was sponsored by beer maker Budweiser. El-Shenawy was almost perfect against Uruguay on Friday, making save after save for 89 minutes of the match until Jose Gimenez managed to get one through and …

Salah Faces Ramadan Challenge If Liverpool Reaches CL Finals

LONDON – Mohamed Salah and other Liverpool Muslim players are facing a religious challenge if their team reach the final of Europe’s Champions League, as the games will coincide with the Muslims’ holy fasting month of Ramadan. “Salah is a Muslim. He’s doing all the things that Muslims do,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed in …

Hakeem the Dream: How Houston Legend Rediscovered Islam

HOUSTON – Hakeem Olajuwon earned his place in the Basketball Hall of Fame for his unique quickness and defensive skill. But what all Houstonians remember about Olajuwon is his charm, a charm that earned him the nickname ‘The Dream’. Olajuwon became a model to Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. He became an inspiration for others not …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Shares 7 Life Lessons for Success

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Shares 7 Life Lessons for Success

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is out with a new book for young readers, “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court.” The first memoir for young readers by the sports legend explores his path from his days as a shy boy named Lew Alcindor to becoming Kareem… In his first memoir written especially for …

"Becoming Kareem": NBA Hall of Fame Talks to Trevor Noah

NEW YORK – US Muslim icon, activist and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a special guest of Trevor Noah in Thursday’s episode of the Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, during which he shared thoughts on his new book “Becoming Kareem”. After playing for 20 seasons, the Muslim legend remains the all-time NBA points leader with 38,387 points …

7 Great Muslim Athletes in Martial Arts

7 Great Muslim Athletes in Martial Arts

Muhammad Ali, Badr Hari, Mike Tyson and many more are known and idolized all over the world. Let’s get a closer look at the 7 most impactful Muslim Athletes in Martial Arts: 1.    Muhammad Ali The king of boxing and an activist. Ali, born as Cassius Clay in a Christian family, is without a doubt the greatest …

Muslim Basketballer Discusses Discrimination, Advocacy

MASSACHUSETTS – The Rebecca Crown Center in the US invited Somali-American Muslim basketballer Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir Wednesday to address the audience of the ‘Discover Islam’ week event, held by the Muslim-cultural Students Association. “It’s hard to be a Muslim woman in America. It takes strength to walk outside and look different than anybody else,” the former …

American Basketballer Kicked Out of Game Due to Hijab

PHILADELPHIA – A hijabi American high school basketballer from Mastery Shoemaker, Philadelphia was forced by a referee to leave a game on Friday because of her hijab. “I was playing in a playoff game on February 16 when the referee told me he won’t allow me to continue playing with my head covering on,” Nasihah …



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